About Julie Anderson

About Julie Anderson


Julie Anderson serves as Pierce County Auditor, first elected to the post in 2009. The Auditor’s Office is responsible for elections, licensing, and public document recording. She’s a nationally-certified election administrator and state-certified public records officer, with an undergraduate degree in liberal arts and a master’s degree in criminal justice administration.

Her professional history draws on a wide variety of fields, including community corrections, human services, local government, public policy and economic development.

Prior to her election as Pierce County Auditor, Julie was a Senior Policy Advisor for the Washington State Department of Commerce, as well as a member of the Tacoma City Council.  She was the Executive Director for the YWCA of Tacoma-Pierce County, managing one of the country’s largest domestic violence shelters and a groundbreaking civil legal assistance program. Julie also directed Episcopal Services for Youth, which provided crisis residential services to troubled and vulnerable adolescents. She’s been an Outward-Bound instructor, a juvenile parole administrator, and a political strategist.

Julie’s volunteer service is equally eclectic. She lends her leadership to:

  • The UWT Center for Leadership & Social Responsibility.
  • Washington State Bar Association’s Character and Fitness Board.
  • Tacoma Sunrise Rotary.
  • The American Leadership Forum.
  • Sound Outreach, an agency that disrupts institutionalized poverty.

She is currently the President of the Washington State Association of County Auditors.